Episode 35

What for Questions | ACW35


September 2nd, 2019

33 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

If I'm called to the celibate life, I feel like I would be missing out on so much! What does TOB have to say about the celibate life? What is the difference between delighting in my wife's body and lusting after her? How should a man think about the reality "God wants to marry us?"

Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute Director Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.

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This week’s questions:

Q1: The more I hear the two of you talk on marriage and the spousal analogy, the more I desire to marry and have a large family, which has been my only desire all my life. I feel as though if I’m called to be a sister, to partake in the marriage of the lamb on Earth, I’ll be missing out on so very much. Can you direct me to any resources on TOB as it relates to the celibate life?

Q2: What is the difference between a husband delighting in his wife’s body and lust?

Q3: If God wants to marry us and Baptism is the way to enter the Marriage, then shouldn’t we think of our relationship with God as a marriage?

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